So…the other day I was finishing up the dishes of the day and hand-scrubbing the jelly roll pans (cookie sheets), because they don’t fit in the dishwasher, and was quite appalled when I realized just how stained and nasty-looking they were!
In my defense…I have had these pans a LOONNNGGGG time! I think my Mom bought them for me when we were first married from Orson Gygi. They have seen a LOT of kitchen “action” since then.
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago, when I became a Giada deLaurentis groupie, that I started using foil on my cookies sheets EVERYTIME I used them. Saves me SOOOO much clean up time…and grief. But these pans have seen a LOT of abuse over the years.
As I stared at the pans I wondered how my “miracle” cleaner would work on these. A couple of weeks ago I shared how the “miracle” of baking soda and peroxide had pretty much changed my life. ;-)
Well, ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration…but I was FLOORED at how well it works on pretty much everything in my kitchen. I mean look at these hard water stained utensils! They look like new!
But my jelly roll pans….these were a whole different level of stained! My “miracle” cleaner couldn’t possibly work on them….or could it?? hmmmmm. You know I had to find out.
Well, like they say….a picture’s worth a thousand words!
I cleaned HALF of this pan and left the other 1/2 untouched to show the stark difference! And honestly, it really didn’t even take a whole lot of scrubbing to get it to look like this! My husband thinks I am insane….I was practically GIDDY cleaning my disgusting pans! :-) I DO have to tell you though…the stuff in the corners and on the sides of the pan were MUCH harder (almost impossible) to get completely clean. I managed to get a LOT of the build-up off…but those areas were much more of a challenge. I doubt I’ll get them completely clean…but it’s such a vast improvement…I really don’t even care. :-)
Anyway, I just couldn’t resist sharing another cleaning success story using my “miracle” cleaner. Hopefully some of you out there get as excited about this stuff as I do. If you haven’t tried it yet….do it! You’ll be amazed!!!